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Minto for Mayor Campaign Launch

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Saturday 20th August, 1pm – 2pm, WEA, 59 Gloucester Street

We are standing a candidate because we want to stop the council selling our city assets.

As well as stopping asset sales we have developed a series of bold policies to address the big problems faced by city residents. These policies include:

  • Free and frequent public transport (out to Rangiora, Darfield and Rolleston)
  • Building a minimum 1,000 extra council houses in the next three years.
  • The living wage as the minimum pay rate for all council work – to be paid from reductions in senior management salaries.
  • Ending the corporate stranglehold on the rebuild with steep rate increases on undeveloped land in the CBD.
  • All Canterbury rivers to be swimmable (rather than “wadeable”)

We are not standing a candidate to “wave the flag” on asset sales. We are standing to win the mayoralty.

The success of this campaign will depend on how many activists and supporters are able to give time and energy to support this campaign leading up the election on 8 October.

Please spread the word to family and friends and do you best to get to the launch!

For a people’s city rather than a corporate city – decisions by us, for us made here!

John Minto Announced As Keep Our Assets’ Candidate for Christchurch Mayor

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Please Come To July 23rd Campaign Planning Meeting

WEA, 59 Gloucester St, 10-12

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/82021018/keep-our-assets-run-john-minto-as-christchurch-mayoral-candidate

KOA (Keep Our Assets Canterbury) announced today that well-known political activist John Minto will be standing as the KOA candidate for Christchurch Mayor in the coming local body election.

We are standing a candidate because we want to stop the City Council selling our city assets.

The proposed, imminent, sale of City Care is a betrayal of Christchurch residents who have NEVER voted for asset sales.

We will have the debate the city should have had but was denied by the current Council.

As well as stopping asset sales we have developed a series of bold policies to address the big problems faced by city residents. More details of these policies will be announced in due course but they include:

  • Free and frequent public transport to all parts of the city.
  • Building a minimum 1,000 extra Council houses in the next three years.
  • The living wage as the minimum pay rate for all Council work – to be paid from reductions in senior management salaries.
  • Ending the corporate stranglehold on the rebuild with steep rate increases on undeveloped land in the CBD.
  • All Canterbury rivers to be swimmable (rather than “wadeable”)

As part of the announcement today we emphasised we are not standing a candidate to “wave the flag” on asset sales. We are standing to win the mayoralty.

The success of this campaign will depend on how many activists and supporters are able to give time and energy to support this campaign leading up the election on 8 October.

We are inviting all KOA supporters and those in the wider progressive movement to come to a campaign planning meeting on Saturday 23 July, 10am to 12noon at the WEA building, 59 Gloucester Street. EVERYONE WELCOME.

At that meeting KOA Convenor Murray Horton and John will speak about the campaign and we welcome your ideas and energy.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 23 July.

From now, you can get involved with, and/or donate to, the Minto for Mayor campaign at http://mintoformayor.org.nz/

Murray Horton

KOA Convenor